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Claudia Shear

 

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway American Premiere, 2017
Performer
  [West End]
London Production, 2004
Jo/Mae
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Debra
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Jo/Mae
Jo, Mae
  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Jo/Mae
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2016]
Book

Writing

Author
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Playwright

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
The New Group Off-Broadway American Premiere, 2017
Performer

  [West End]
London Production, 2004
Jo/Mae

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Debra

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Jo/Mae

Jo, Mae

  [Off-Broadway]
2000
Jo/Mae

  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Performer

Productions

Book

Writing
Author
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter
Conceiver
Playwright

Claudia Shear Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production
Claudia Sheardirty BLONDE
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Claudia Shear, Dirty Blonde
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding New Play Gold Star
Claudia Shear, Dirty Blonde
 
Theatre World Awards - 2000 - Performance Gold Star
Claudia Shear, Dirty Blonde
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Claudia Shear, Dirty Blonde
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Play
Claudia Shear, Dirty Blonde
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1994 - Outstanding One Person Show
Claudia Shear , Blown Sideways Through Life
 
Obie Awards - 1994 - Special Citations Gold Star
Claudia Shear, Blown Sideways Through Life

Claudia Shear News

Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring FUN HOME, ONCE & More Photo Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring FUN HOME, ONCE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022

CVRep has announced a five play, Tony Award winning Season. Two musicals and three plays are scheduled to take the stage from November 2022 through April 2023. Taking the reins from Founding Artistic Director Ron Celona, CVRep’s new Executive Artistic Director, Adam Karsten, sought works that will excite and inspire audiences.  

Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022/2023 Season Photo Coachella Valley Repertory Announces 2022/2023 Season
by Kay Kudukis - Jul 5, 2022

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč CVRep is thrilled to announce a five play, Tony Award winning Season. Two musicals and three plays are scheduled to take the stage from November 2022 through April 2023. Taking the reins from Founding Artistic Director Ron Celona, CVRep's new Executive Artistic Director, Adam Karsten, sought works that will excite and inspire audiences.

New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2022/23 2050 Artistic Fellows Photo New York Theatre Workshop Announces 2022/23 2050 Artistic Fellows
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the playwrights and directors selected for the 2022/23 Season 2050 Artistic Fellowship. The 2022/23 Artistic Fellows are Miranda Cornell, Thaddeus McCants, Aileen Wen McGroddy, Attilio Rigotti, Andrew Rodriguez and Minghao Tu.

Patricia McGregor Will Be The Next Artistic Director Of New York Theatre Workshop Photo Patricia McGregor Will Be The Next Artistic Director Of New York Theatre Workshop
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop announced today that Patricia McGregor will succeed James C. Nicola as Artistic Director, following a yearlong search led by ALJP Consulting and a dedicated search committee of artists, staff and Trustees.

Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & Photo Previews Begin Tonight for DREAMING ZENZILE, Presented by New York Theatre Workshop & National Black Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre will present Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma, directed by Obie Award winner, Tony Award nominee, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.

New York Theatre Workshop & La MaMa to Present the REFLECTIONS OF NATIVE VOICES FESTI Photo New York Theatre Workshop & La MaMa to Present the REFLECTIONS OF NATIVE VOICES FESTIVAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and La MaMa announced today programming for the third annual Reflections of Native Voices Festival.

Dominican Artists Collective to Lead TOOLS FOR AN ARTIST IN PROCESS Masterclass Serie Photo Dominican Artists Collective to Lead TOOLS FOR AN ARTIST IN PROCESS Masterclass Series at NYTW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 6, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop announced today Tools for An Artist in Process, a masterclass series created by Dominican Artists Collective (DAC), one of NYTW’s Companies-in-Residence and produced in partnership with Oye Group (Modesto Flako Jimenez, Founder/Artistic Director; Kevin Torres, Managing Director).

INTO THE WOODS, KINKY BOOTS & More Announced for Duluth Playhouse 2022-2023 Season Photo INTO THE WOODS, KINKY BOOTS & More Announced for Duluth Playhouse 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

The Duluth Playhouse has announced their new roster of incredible entertainment for the 2022-23 season. After grappling with disruptions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, The Playhouse is offering top notch shows presented in the HART District.

Cast, Dates & Ticket Information Announced for DREAMING ZENZILE Photo Cast, Dates & Ticket Information Announced for DREAMING ZENZILE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

New York Theatre Workshop and National Black Theatre announced today casting, dates and ticket information for Dreaming Zenzile, based on the life of Miriam Makeba, by Grammy-nominated Vocalist/Composer Somi Kakoma directed by Obie Award winner, NYTW Usual Suspect & former NYTW 2050 Artistic Fellow Lileana Blain-Cruz.

The Middlebury Community Players Present TUCK EVERLASTING
by Stephi Wild - Mar 30, 2022

What would you do if you were given the greatest gift in the world, only to discover it was actually a curse? Winnie Foster needs to answer that question in a hurry. In the tranquil 1890s hamlet of Tree Gap, New Hampshire, Winnie Foster yearns for a life of adventure, but gets more than she bargained for when she learns the secret of the mysterious Tuck family.

Claudia Shear Videos

VIDEO: Houston Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Continues This Weekend VideoVIDEO: Houston Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Continues This Weekend
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2019

TUCK EVERLASTING, a heartwarming musical based on the beloved children's novel by Natalie Babbitt, makes its Houston Premiere at artFACTORY just in time for your summer plans. This musical runs June 21st through July 7th, and features a beautiful score by Chris Miller, lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and a book by both Claudia Shear and Tim Federle. Come follow the tale of Winnie Foster, a young girl who meets a mysterious family, and goes on a thrilling adventure!

BWW TV Exclusive: TUCK EVERLASTING Asks, 'If You Could Live Forever, Would You?'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, is currently in previews at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting will officially open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The musical recently polled passerby in Times Square, asking 'If you could live forever, would you?' Watch our exclusive video below to hear their answers!

BWW TV: What's TUCK EVERLASTING All About? Find out from Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Sarah Charles Lewis & More!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 1, 2016

The company just met the press and you can check out interviews with the full gang and a performance preview from the big day below!

BWW TV: Watch Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, Terrence Mann & More Sing from TUCK EVERLASTING!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 29, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING is brought to life in a sweeping production which features a book by Tony Award¬ģ nominee Claudia Shear (Dirty Blonde) and award-winning author Tim Federle (Better Nate Than Ever), music by Chris Miller(The Burnt Part Boys), lyrics by Nathan Tysen (The Burnt Part Boys), and direction and choreography by Tony Award¬ģ winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon). TUCK EVERLASTING, which debuted in 2015 at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, will begin previews on Thursday, March 31, 2016 and officially open on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The company just met the press and you can check out performance preview from the big day below!

VIDEO: Jeremy Jordan Performs 'The Wheel' from TUCK EVERLASTING
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2015

This week, Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Bonnie and Clyde) stepped into the studio to debut 'The Wheel', a song from the new musical. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: Flashback- Watch Songs from TUCK EVERLASTING!
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2015

The Alliance Theatre presents the world premiere of the musical Tuck Everlasting. Based on the beloved best-selling novel by Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting is an exhilarating story about everlasting love, never-ending life, and discovering what it means to truly feel alive. Click here for photos of the cast in action! Below, check out past performances of songs from the show: 'Everlasting' and 'Top of the World,' as performed by Sadie Sink and Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from the Broadway Close Up Series' BOUND FOR BROADWAY Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2014

Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Close Up series kicked off earlier this week, giving Broadway fans the behind the scenes experience of musicals old and new with eye-opening interviews and inspiring performances by some of Broadway's greatest talents at the renowned Merkin Concert Hall.

STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Sings 'The Wheel' from TUCK EVERLASTING!
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2013

The world premiere production of the new musical TUCK EVERLASTING will play at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street) from July 28-August 18, 2013. The pre-Broadway production will feature (in alphabetical order): Fred Applegate (Sister Act) as 'Constable Joe,'Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers) as 'Nana,' Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) as 'Ma Tuck,' David Garrison (Titanic) as 'The Man In The Yellow Suit,' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as 'Jesse Tuck,' Daytime Emmy Award Winner Michael Park (How To Succeed...) as 'Pa Tuck,' Michael Wartella (The Kid) as 'Hugo,' and Valerie Wright (Elf) as 'Mother,' and will introduce Sadie Sink in the role of 'Winnie.' In the video below, watch Jeremy Jordan sing 'The Wheel' from the new musical!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Broadway-Bound TUCK EVERLASTING!
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2013

The world premiere production of the new musical TUCK EVERLASTING will play at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre (106 Boylston Street) from July 28-August 18, 2013. The pre-Broadway production will feature (in alphabetical order): Fred Applegate (Sister Act) as 'Constable Joe,' Marylouise Burke (Fuddy Meers) as 'Nana,' Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello (Scandalous) as 'Ma Tuck,' David Garrison (Titanic) as 'The Man In The Yellow Suit,' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as 'Jesse Tuck,' Daytime Emmy Award Winner Michael Park (How To Succeed...) as 'Pa Tuck,' Michael Wartella (The Kid) as 'Hugo,' and Valerie Wright (Elf) as 'Mother,' and will introduce Sadie Sink in the role of 'Winnie.' In the video below, go behind the scenes of the making of the new musical!

STAGE TUBE: NYTW RESTORATION Actress Natalija Nogulich Talks Italian Art
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2010

NYTW actress Natalija Nogulich discusses the beauty and humanism in Italian art. Natalija is featured in Claudia Shear's RESTORATION, a new play about an art restorer working on Michelangelo's David.


Claudia Shear Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Claudia Shear been in?
Claudia Shear has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Claudia Shear been in?
Claudia Shear has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Claudia Shear's first West End show?
Claudia Shear's first West End show was Dirty Blonde which opened in 2004

What awards has Claudia Shear been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for dirty BLONDE , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Dirty Blonde , Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Dirty Blonde , Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Dirty Blonde , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Dirty Blonde , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Dirty Blonde Outstanding One Person Show (Drama Desk Awards) for Blown Sideways Through Life and Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Blown Sideways Through Life .

What awards has Claudia Shear won?
Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Dirty Blonde, Outstanding New Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Dirty Blonde Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Dirty Blondeand Special Citations (Obie Awards) for Blown Sideways Through Life.

How many shows has Claudia Shear written?
Claudia Shear has written 5 shows including Blown Sideways Through Life (Playwright), Dirty Blonde (Author), Dirty Blonde (Bookwriter), Restoration (Playwright), Tuck Everlasting (Bookwriter).